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There's one glaring problem with Oculus Rift's plan to conquer virtual reality

Facebook-owned Oculus VR on Friday released the technical requirements for running the Oculus Rift — it will require a PC with a powerful graphics card. But it won't work on any Apple or Linux computers. And the system specifications are far above the levels of any basic PC.<p>"Our development for OS …

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind | Bloomberg Business - Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes

States in U.S.192018th Amendment192019th Amendment1967Loving v. Virginia2015Obergefell v.HodgesLegal in4 states1973Roe v. WadeTracking the Pace of …

Adobe’s New iPad App Lets Designers Quickly Sketch Out Layout Ideas On Mobile

Adobe is adding another product to its growing family of tightly integrated mobile apps today. Comp CC, which is now available for the iPad, makes it easier for designers to take their design ideas for new websites, mobile apps and print from the back of a napkin (or in this case the iPad) to …

Drifty Grabs $2.6 Million To Turn Web Developers Into Mobile App Makers

Drifty, a company that has been making it possible for web developers to build and publish native mobile applications that can then be published to the major app stores, including Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Appstore and Google Play, has now raised an additional $2.6 million led by Lightbank in …

Bayesian Methods for Hackers

An intro to Bayesian methods and probabilistic programming from a computation/understanding-first, mathematics-second point of …

What You Can't Say

January 2004<p>Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and been embarrassed at the way you looked? <i>Did we actually dress like that?</i> We did. And we …

How to Do Philosophy

September 2007<p>In high school I decided I was going to study philosophy in college. I had several motives, some more honorable than others. One of the …

Princeton University

Bitcoin Platform and API

Blazing fast, built on Bitcoin<p>Bitcore is a full bitcoin node — your apps run directly on the peer-to-peer network. For wallet application …

Massively Multiplayer Online Drum Machine

[1412.5567] Deep Speech: Scaling up end-to-end speech recognition

Computer Science > Computation and Language<p>Title: Deep Speech: Scaling up end-to-end speech recognition<p>Abstract: We present a state-of-the-art speech …

Google, Stanford build hybrid neural networks that can explain photos

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Stanford University<p>Two separate groups of researchers at Google and Stanford have merged best-of-breed neural network …

What Deep Learning Really Means

In his excellent book <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, Daniel Kahneman describes humans as having two thought systems, System 1 and System 2. Conscious …

Sorry, investors, but AI isn't going to give you that return you were looking for

Recent investments in the deep learning space by prominent investors have raised hopes that we’ll see AI products with human-like performance in the near future.<p>For example, Dharmendra Modha, in charge of IBM’s Synapse “neuromorphic” chips, claims that IBM “will deliver the computer equivalent of …

AI Soon Part of Standard Smartphone Functionality?

Hollywood movie clichés apart, substantial progress is actually starting to be made in the field of artificial intelligence, due to the unflagging …

Machine Learning

GraphLab’s machine learning platform now supports deep learning

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andrea Danti<p>Seattle-based startup GraphLab has released a new version of its machine learning platform …

Will Deep Learning take over Machine Learning, make other algorithms obsolete?

<b>By Ran Bi, NYU.</b><p>Deep learning grows rapidly and surprises us with amazing empirical results. There is a discussion on Quora about whether deep …

It doesn’t matter if deep learning mimics the brain or Watson is cognitive. It matters if they work

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>I spent half an hour speaking with IBM Watson VP John Gordon on Tuesday, and no matter how many ways I asked it, …

Applications are driving investment in deep learning startups

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / watcharakun<p>Deep learning, the popular approach to machine learning currently driving new capabilities in …

This Could Be The Single Most Important Development In Helping Machines Think Like Humans

The human body is incredibly adept at sensing the world around it—largely thanks to a complex nervous system manned by a massive network of neurons. These neurons "fire" when they're stimulated by inputs such as images or temperature. They act independently, but the network processes information …

Machine Learning

11 Early-Stage Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch

Artificial intelligence is picking up steam. Here's some early-stage AI startups worth keeping an eye on.<p>Artificial intelligence is clearly on the …

A Primer on Deep Learning

The content in this presentation is aimed at data scientists who might have heard a little about deep learning and are interested in a bit more …

Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

Smart home automation startup Zuli has just raised $1.65 million in venture funding following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company has created the Zuli Smartplug, a connected outlet that plugs into your existing ones and gains Bluetooth LE powers. A single outlet provides basic smart …

E.W.Dijkstra Archive: On the foolishness of "natural language programming". (EWD 667)

On the foolishness of "natural language programming".<p>Since the early days of automatic computing we have had people that have felt it as a …

Linguistics

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

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Lance Armstrong Says He Won't Fight Doping Charges

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says he won't fight accusations of doping from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency any longer, putting at risk his string of titles and his reputation as one of the world's great cyclists.<p>Here's part of Armstrong's statement:<p>"There comes a point in every …